What do you do when a storm knocks out the heat in your apartment and you don’t want to freeze to death? You don’t have any friends with a spare room and you don’t want to fork over funds for a hotel. You go back to mom and dad’s. For one thing, you are always welcome there. Even if the storm knocked out their heat, no matter. They have a nice large pellet stove and you can bet that it will be on. You won’t spend more than a couple minutes thawing yourself out. Plus, there is a nice cot next to the stove in the basement. They got this second heat source for the house when they moved the old furnace to free up some space downstairs. They reviewed the existing options and went with a heavy duty ComfortBilt model that fit the size of the area to be covered—a couple thousand square feet. It has proven to be able to heat the basement and the house up fast with great efficiency. They feel good about using wood pellets because they are the ultimate renewable energy source, made from manufacturing end products. There is no impact on the environment necessary to create them. Their energy star pellet stove gave them more bragging rights.
I myself have noticed some pretty cool features of this marvelous emergency stove. The built in smart controller can be programmed to run a preset day/time specific routine, plus the integrated thermostat allows you to set the unit to a specific home temperature, or can be adjusted with the included remote control. Why on earth didn’t I get one of these myself? Money no doubt. If I had considered it, I would know that pellet stoves can easily cover 2,200 square feet and that you have your choice of brass or nickel handles. You would come to learn that you start the fire with a one-touch igniter. The user-friendly control board helps you set the feed rate and blower speed to a setting that feels best for your home. You can add a wall thermostat as an extra (it doesn’t come with the unit) to make regulating the heat that much easier. The hopper holds a bag and a half of pellets and uses a large, 250 CFM blower to heat up the large space it can handle through a durable, double auger feed system that promises years of dependable heat.
Other features are a three-inch rear exhaust vent, and a warranty on the firebox and electrical components. It is durable, easy to clean, easy to use, sturdy, high quality, and looks stylish with its quaint design. It takes only about an hour to set it up using the handy installation books. It is important to buy good pellets or the unit might smoke. It is heavy so you might need some help moving it about. You can bet that when I finally get a pellet stove, I will recruit such help.